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Aries New VP At Nick Studios

Lolee Aries has been appointed vice president of production, Nickelodeon Animations Studios. At Nickelodeon, she will oversee the day-to-day production on all of Nickelodeon Animation Studios in-house projects including current series SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, HEY ARNOLD!, CATDOG, ANGRY BEAVERS, OH YEAH! CARTOONS! and the upcoming series CHALKZONE, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS and INVADER ZIM. Aries will also focus on the digital production process and boosting the utilization of in-house talent. Aries joins Nickelodeon from Film Roman, where she served as VP of production. In her 12-year tenure at Film Roman, she garnered two Primetime Emmy Awards for best animated series in 1998 as a producer on THE SIMPSONS and for best animated series in 1999 as an executive producer for KING OF THE HILL. Before Film Roman, Aries worked for Hanna-Barbera from 1986 to 1988 as a track reader on YOGI BEAR. She began her career in 1979 at Wang Film Productions, a production company in Taidei, Taiwan, where she worked as a film editor, camera operator and animation checker on many projects including Hanna-Barberas THE SMURFS and THE JETSONS. "Lolee's extensive knowledge of animation production makes her an invaluable asset to Nickelodeon Animation Studios. She will be an integral part of our team in our endeavor to maintain the quality of Nicktoon's productions," says Mark Taylor, VP and general manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studios.

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